Lalong votes, says APC will win in Plateau bye-election


Governor Simon Lalong has cast his vote in the Plateau south senatorial by-election, describing the poll as peaceful and transparent.

He said the All Progressives Congress would emerge victorious in the election.

Lalong voted at exactly 11:46 a.m. at Ajikamai polling unit alongside his wife, Regina, and daughter, Stephanie.

“I thank God there is a peaceful election going on everywhere and it is an opportunity for us to elect a new senator to replace the one that died. I have just cast my vote, and my candidate will emerge victorious.

“As for the turnout of voters, I just came in, I believe that some people came earlier voted and left. I have not gone round, but I know that people are keen about voting in this zone, and I know that the turnout will be very impressive.

“For security, everything is going on peacefully. I am the chief security officer of this state but nobody has called me to report any security concern. People are voting very peacefully and that is what we expect of a typical Plateau person,” he said.

He urged the people of the zone to come out en masse and vote for the candidate of their choice and do so in a peaceful manner.

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